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Yes, an interesting read, though I do wonder what evidence he (she?) based the following assertion on:
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Humans are not wired to exist in a constant state of divided attention
It's a somewhat meaningless statement - you may as well say humans are not wired to sit in an office all day either - but anyway... try telling that to your average mum while she's doing the housework while keeping an eye or ear out for little Johnny in his playpen, and at the same time compiling in her head what she needs to buy from the shops that afternoon in order to make dinner for everyone, and making a mental note to remind hubby that his in-laws are coming to stay at the w/e so he must get the shower-rail in the bathroom fixed before then...

(Yeah yeah I know - in today's enlightened world men are just as... oh, never mind!)

Seems to me that humans are quite capable of dividing their attention and, more than that, this has been an essential survival tool - we would never have survived otherwise. But still, while I don't want to dismiss all the article says just on this (and I may be wrong in arguing it anyway), a part of me also thinks he's pissing into the wind. The ability to communicate instantly with people is not going away anytime soon, methinks. Those of us that can't function in such a world may well find ourselves left behind by those that can. That's simple evolutionary theory: adapt to your environment, or suffer.

I'm aware that I've quietly ignored the word "constant" in the quote, but I rather think that was a lazy addition to the sentence anyway. No-one has their attention constantly divided - what is constant is the potential for something to come along at any time - an email, in this case and, as I've said, we've always had to be able to cope with that. But, as individuals, we do not have to check our email or Facebook or Twitter accounts every minute, and all he's arguing for is a work environment that formalizes when we do and when we don't. Which is fair enough, I guess. The proof of the pudding will be in the eating - whether productivity and work-satisfaction goes up or not.
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